Music starts from within ones heart. It doesn’t move everyone the same way. Not everyone has a passion for music that so intensely consumes their entire life. Growing up in a traditionally Jamaican household in the 90’s, in Brooklyn, NY is definitely an easy way to be consumed by music. Graffiti stained brick engulfed a city filled with emotion. Music served as an outletfor expression. Whether it was love or anger, pride or discouragement there was a song to soothe the masses. Pride in culture was another driving force behind DJ Schemes musical knowledge. Immigrants brought with them food, customs, religion and music from their homeland. When those immigrants shared pieces of themselves with each other it provided a melting pot - rich with sound so heavy it evoked movement. This movement linked strangers with different cultures and made them threads of a beautiful tapestry. Music weaved them together tightly.
Influenced by some of the greats such as Notorious B.I.G and Jay-Z, as well as several reggae legends, DJ Schemes started dabbling with mixing and spinning Hip Hop and Reggae melodies and beats early in his life. He fondly recalls going to downtown Brooklyn to buy the latest records from Beat Street records to practice his skills.
He realized he had an ear for mixing at an early age. He attributes his foundation of success to his family members who were also DJs, and who exposed him to clubs in New York where he studied what moved the crowd and what didn’t. Over the years, he studied other DJs like most students study text books. Those early lessons and practice followed him to undergrad at West Virginia University, where he became not only one of the most successful and well respected DJs in the area, but an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. If there was talk of a great party that just could not be missed, DJ Schemes would most likely be on the turntables. After college, he relocated to the DMV where many of his loyal fans continued the next phase of their lives still partying with their beloved DJ
His current success is a testament to his hard work and passion to music and the industry. DJ Schemes currently belongs to a globally recognized group of professional disc jockeys, Core DJs, created by industry guru and CEO, Tony Neal. Locally, he is a member of “The Team,” a group of the most influential DJs in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Schemes has had the opportunity to work with many top music industry celebrities including, but not limited to: Drake, Curren$y, Nicki Minaj, Dipset and Young Jeezy. He regularly spins on Shade 45 radio and spins on several stations across the nation. In addition, DJ Schemes is currently creating an artist development and consulting company to give aspiring artists the tools needed to be successful. With years of industry experience, vast knowledge of key elements in the entertainment industry, and a strong team of investors and mentors interested in his endeavor, this venture is slated to be a successful one.
To stay connected on the go, DJ Schemes has also created an Android and iPhone application available for free download entitled DJ Schemes App.